Ping-pong and volleyball courts to open under Triborough Bridge in Astoria next spring
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Ping-pong and volleyball enthusiasts will have a new place to play next spring when a lot underneath the Triborough Bridge in Astoria undergoes renovation. The improvements at Triborough Bridge Playground-A, located on 21st Street and Hoyt Avenue North, were announced in 2013 but the project was postponed for safety reasons. The site was being used as a […]

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Groundbreaking ceremony launches renovations at Mary Whalen Playground in Forest Park
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The makeover is finally underway at Forest Park’s Mary Whalen Playground. Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski, City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley and Assemblyman Mike Miller joined members of Community Board 9 and Woodhaven residents on Tuesday for a ceremonial groundbreaking on nearly $1.5 million in renovations to the park. Mary Whalen Playground, which was named after […]

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Former Redbird subway car-turned-Queens Tourism Center closing
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Updated 1:36 p.m. The Queens Tourism Center is reaching the end of the line today. The Kew Gardens facility, created out of a retrofitted Redbird subway car that previously ran on the 7 line, will shut its doors Friday afternoon due to lack of use. According to a New York Post report on Friday, the closure […]

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Ridgewood icon Peter Cardella dies at 97

Peter Cardella, the founder of a senior center on Fresh Pond Road named in his honor and a mainstay of many other local organizations in and around Ridgewood, died last week. He was 97. Funeral services were held at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs in Forest Hills. In her eulogy, Cardella’s granddaughter, ToniAnn Grande, remembered […]

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BP library powers could lead to censorship: former trustee
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Updated Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2:15 p.m. The power of the Queens borough president to remove trustees from the Queens Library board could set the institution on the slippery slope to state censorship, one former trustee told The Courier. George Stamatiades, a longtime Long Island City civic leader who spent two decades on the library board […]

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